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Friend is giving me a muzzle loader.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by knuckles, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. knuckles

    knuckles Member

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    Well a friend of mine is insisting I take an old muzzle loader. He wants to give it to me, but I will insist on paying for it. I was wonder if, once I get it, you all could help me put a price on it that would be fair in exchange for gun.

    Thanks...
     
  2. oneshooter

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    It would be a big help if we knew what kind, type, style, and/or brand of rifle/pistol/shotgun/revolver we were discussing.:D

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  3. knuckles

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    Yeah, as soon as I get it, I'll post all of that plus a few pictures. I do know it's a Thompson Center, but that is all I know about it at this time. I justed wanted to possibly line up a few folks before hand that might know a thing or two about it's value...
     
  4. tallpaul

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    Why rob your friend of the blessing of giving you something? that is bad mojo... recieve and pay it foward.I haven't met a TC muzzleloader that I did not like... especially the older hawken/renegade/senaca/cherokee lines. Enjoy it when ya get it.
     
  5. knuckles

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    Yeah, and that may be exactly how it goes down. However, I think it at least polite to make a fair offer even though I expect he will decline. Does that sound fair enough?

    I am sure that will happen. I am looking forward to it since I have never fired a muzzle loader...
     
  6. Plink

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    Knuckles, a T/C is a good gun. I'm with Paul about not having met one I didn't like. Let us know when you get it, and we'll all line up to drool and tell you what a lucky feller you are! :)
     
  7. bernie

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    Accept it gladly! Two years ago the man that taught me to bowhunt gave me his fathers muzzleloader. He does not hunt with guns, and I also knew his father, who was quite a woodman himself. It was rough, but I had it reblued, yes, blued. A Thompson Center Renegade looks really sharp in a high gloss blue.

    Fast forward to last year. The man that gave it to me died and his funeral was on the opening day of gun season (I know he got great satisfaction keeping me from gun hunting, after all, real men use a stick and string!). Day 2, I took it out and killed a really nice old 7 point.

    I have told my nine year old son the story of the rifle and how special it is. He will probably kill his first deer with it. When he does kill a deer with it, I have told him the rifle is his.

    The man that taught me how to deer hunt, also left my family a physical legacy that is now a family heirloom.

    Accept it and do something similar for someone in the future.
     
  8. sundance44s

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    I`d say let your friend have the pleasure of giveing you the gun .. I know how he feels i`ve given a few black powder guns away myself .. in hopes of getting a new commer into the sport ..offer him some deer meat when you make a kill .
     
  9. knuckles

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    Yeah, after thinking about it, I believe I will take y'alls advice and accept it. I'll be sure to return the favor someday. I am meeting my friend at the range today and hope to take possession of my first muzzleloader...

    Nice story bernie! You can be sure that I'd never give it away or sell it. I'll still post pics so we can
    ;)
     
  10. knuckles

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    Ok, here we go.

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    What do ya think?
     
  11. Oldnamvet

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    Looks like a .54 cal Renegade. I had one and loved it even without the scope. A very accurate rifle that I gave to my son-in-law. He hasn't gotten a deer yet with it but sure is trying. With the open sights and patched round ball, it shoots into an inch at 50 yards. And all that lovely white smoke with the dull loud boom. I may have to buy another one instead of just using my dbl bbl shotgun with patched .69 cal balls.:evil:
     
  12. 4v50 Gary

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    If your friend is a shooter and you know what caliber he shoots, give him a case of ammo in exchange. Nice gun.
     
  13. knuckles

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    Oh he's a shooter alright. I'll hook him up with something nice to be sure...
     
  14. MLKeith

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    No one mentioned that with the T/C rifle there is a very good chance that Thompson Center will repair anything that needs repairing without asking for proof of original ownership. Their warrentee does not specifically state that they will honor service to their rifles forever regardless of ownership, but in practice they usually do. Most of the time if a rifle is sent to them for repair they do it free of charge regardless of age or ownership.
     
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    Thompson still carries the life time warrenty on with the gun no matter how many times it changes hands ...i`ve sent just the lock off a thompson Hawken back for repairs ...and it came back no charge and they paid the shipping it back ! ( and no questions about how it broke ) fact was i broke it and was willing to pay for repair .
     
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